What’s On Guide

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Byron Bay is the perfect short break destination this May and June. With an average mid-year temperature of just 23 degrees and no summer crowds, enjoy the start of whale watching season, take long walks along the beach, bike ride into town for great coffee and food, jump in the car and explore the hinterland or take in one of the numerous events being held throughout the region. Not to mention the pleasures of autumn and winter camping including warm mugs of hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows!!!

Whale Watching Season Starts in June!

From June, Byron Bay is one of the best spots in Australia to watch the migrating Humpback whales. The views from the Byron Bay lighthouse are breathtaking and, being the most easterly point in Australia, the whales come very close to the coastline right through the winter months. Looking for a less crowded spot to enjoy this spectacle? From the holiday park take a 15 minute walk up the beach to Broken Head, then follow the walking track up to the headland and enjoy! If you want to get up closer, then there are many boat tours operating daily and we can help you organise everything. The whale watching season runs from June through to November.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle

Looking for a family fun activity? The “Mullum2Bruns Paddle” on Sunday 26 May 2013 is the event for you. The 2 hour paddle has three main divisions – Echo Fun Paddle, Open Paddle Challenge and the Stand Up Paddle Challenge. The event starts at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby from 7am and finishes at the Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads with a BBQ, free kayak and stand up paddle clinics, kayak expo, kayak raffle, live music, jumping castle, massage tent, a duck race and much more. There is also a shuttle bus service to take paddlers back to their cars at Mullumbimby.

Why not stay the weekend and enjoy a great family short break.

Brunswick Heads Old & Gold Collectibles Festival

The Old & Gold Festival is back on Saturday 8 June 2013. If you’re into collectables, antiques or anything second-hand, the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads is for you! Find a bargain in the much loved ‘All Town Garage Sale’, where over 70 households around town are taking part. In addition the festival also includes a collectables fair at the Memorial Hall, Ye Olde Church garden fair with clothes and bric-a-brac, school toy fair plus two second-hand book fairs.

Grab your family and friends and grab a bargain at this much loved local event, now celebrating its 12th year.

 

Lismore Lantern Festival

On 22nd June 2013, Lismore comes alight with the stunning annual Lismore Lantern Parade. This year’s theme is ‘imagine’ and will held on the longest night of the year, being the winter solstice. The parade attracts over 25,000 people celebrating art & crafts, regional cuisine, a spectacular lantern parade, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics and much, much more. There will also be market stalls throughout the day and a fiery finale performance at Oakes Oval illuminating the night sky! The kids love it!

Stay for the weekend and treat the family to this magical lantern festival.

$1 Mondays!*

Getaway mid-week and stay in any of our beachfront accommodation, including our legendary safari style camping tents, ensuite cabins and powered caravan, camper trailer and tent sites for only $1 a night on Mondays. *Offer ends 31st August 2013. Min stay 4 nights. Excludes public / school holidays and major festivals. Subject to availability. Click here for more information.

Local Markets

The Northern Rivers is famous for its markets, held every week throughout the region.

    • 1st Saturday, Brunswick Heads, Memorial Park
    • 1st Sunday, Byron Bay Community Market, Butler Street Reserve
    • 1st and 3rd Sundays, Lismore Car Boot, Lismore Shopping Square (undercover)
    • 2nd Sunday, The Channon, Coronation Park
    • 2nd and 5th Sundays, Lennox Head, Lake Ainsworth foreshore
    • 3rd Saturday, Mullumbimby, Cnr Stuart and Myocum Streets
    • 3rd and 5th Sundays, Nimbin Community Market, Nimbin Community Centre
    • 3rd Sunday, Ballina Market, Circus Ground,Canal Road
    • 4th Sunday, Bangalow Market, Bangalow Showground

Farmers Markets:

    • Every Tuesday, New Brighton Farmers Market, New Brighton Oval
    • Every Thursday, Byron Bay Farmers Market, Butler Street Reserve
    • Every Saturday, Bangalow Farmers Market, Bangalow Hotel Carpark
    • Every Saturday, Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground

Splendour In The Grass

And if you’re heading to Byron Bay for Splendour in the Grass, why not stay a few more days? The region offers so much to explore from mountain biking through ancient rainforests, learning to surf, diving in a marine park, hang gliding over beach headlands, ballooning at day break or simply relaxing on the beach and recovering. We have some great beachfront accommodation options including:

Our legendary safari tents

Self contained cabins

Powered sites for camping, caravans and camper vans

Still looking for Splendour in the Grass accommodation? We have powered sites available for camping, caravans and camper vans. The festival bus will be operating from Suffolk Park to get you to and from the event. But hurry, these powered sites won’t last long.

Call us on (02) 6685 3353 to make a booking.

Thank you,

Paul and Maree Brooks